Andy Firth is widely regarded as one of the most outstanding jazz clarinet players in the world today, having played internationally with some of the finest performers and ensembles in both classical and jazz music. His mastery of the clarinet and saxophone, unrivalled expression of tone and technique, and endless devotion and enthusiasm has earned Andy a reputation as a performer not to be missed! In 2008, Andy performed a “Tribute to the great jazz clarinetists” with jazz clarinet legend Buddy DeFranco as his guest artist at Carnegie Hall. As a composer, Andy has over 500 compositions to his name some of which are full scale classically oriented or chamber music works. In 2000, US mouthpiece maker, Lomax Classic further honoured Andy with his own series of clarinet mouthpieces, the “Andy Firth Jazz Series”. Andy received an Australian MO Award for “best live jazz performer” in 2006 and he has been an Australian artist for Buffet Crampon clarinets, D’Addario Reeds, Julius Keilwerth saxophones and Lomax Classic Mouthpieces for the past 20 years. Andy has worked with: Buddy DeFranco, Diana Krall, Wynton Marsalis, B.B. King, Ray Brown, Randy Breker, James Moody, Bud Shank, Diane Reeves, Chuck Findley, Jeff Jarvis, Lee Konitz, Steve Haughton, Ingrid Jensen, Steve Harlos, Don Lusher, Kenny Ball, Acker Bilk, Dutch College Swing Band. Australian artists include: MaestroTommy Tycho, Anthony Warlow,Tommy Emmanuel, James Morrison, Marina Prior, George Golla, Ian Date, Bob Barnard and many others. Andy has also performed with Australian and International symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles as jazz and classical soloist.